FLU SHOTS NECESSARY??

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  1. Therious

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    WHAT IS ALL THIS HYPE ABOUT THE FLU. I MEAN THE MEDIA AND POLITICIANS R SCARING PPL WITH THIS SHORTAGE OF VACCINE NEWS. I MEAN WHATS NEXT SHOULD WE START FREAKING OUT BECAUSE THEIR IS A ROBITUSSIN SHORTAGE, OH NO I MIGHT GET THE COMMON COLD. DO WE EVEN NO WHAT THE FLU IS, I MEAN ISNT THE FLU JUST A REALLY BAD COLD?I TOOK A FLU SHOT LIKE IN 6 YRS AGO AND I STILL GOT SICK, IM CURIOUS 2 WHTS REALLY IN THIS "VACCINE" AND HOW MUCH THE PRODUCERS R ,MAKING OFF OF THE PPLS INDUCED FEAR...........
     
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    I have never in my life had a flu shot and I've never had the flu. I work at a hospital and have been warned that if I get the flu, I will not be a happy camper but that is a chance I'll take.
    BUT, I have seen others (co-workers) get the flu and they are out for a month or more. It really does wipe them out. But I tend to worry about my immune system ALL THE TIME...not just pre-flu season. If you take care of the immune system - you don't have to worry about the many diseases out there.

    In the meantime...NO SHOTS FOR ME.
     
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    if somebodies out 4 amonth its worse than the flu. i feel u, eat right excersise, fortify w/ vitamins and minerals. ive noticed this flu stuff only got popular in the last few years, the flu is just a bad common cold, the media is scaring ppl to get vaccines so the phx companies can mke money.
     
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    Well, the flu is more than a cold. You usually don't run fevers with a cold or viral infection. Most colds will not land you in the hospital. The flu however can be deadly depending on the strain of flu going around.
     
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    as an older person i take the shots every year.
    i just got mine.

    i don't have the strength to fight the flu anymore and i was getting very sick each year.
    i do every thing i can to keep my system strong but i'm not what i once was.
     
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    does vegetarianism stregthen the system. i am kinda an on an off vegetarian...ive noticed when i dont ea meat and eat lots of vegies and fruit i feel and think so much better. more energy too....
     
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    there are other meds to help fight the flu bug ! and to think i was reading
    where in chicago they now charging for it to folkz $100.00 a shot a family
    of 9 paid 900.00 bucks to get it what a price to pay for a shot and still
    become ill ........
     
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    There was a report just last week that one of the target groups of flu shots (children under 2), are not helped by it after all!
     
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    The Pin Cushion

    Being a veteran I think I've had ever shot known to man with the exception of rabbies and birth control(obviously). The first time I took a flu shot I got sick, the second time I took a flu shot I got sick so I stopped taking them. Now every year I get the flu around late October to early November. Last year I only has muscle aches no congestion thank God. Since I stopped smoking 3 years ago I don't get sick. I think it depends on the person. I also believe some of those shots are placibos designed to make you think you are getting medicine.


    Peace

    Radical Faith
     
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    That is my theory...you don't get the FLU until you start getting the shots.
     
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